Erdogan’s unexpected physical salute that stunned Boris Johnson at NATO summit

NATO leaders meeting

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, starred in a tense and strange moment When they met at the NATO summit in Madrid.

Erdogan surprised Johnson when the Briton was already in his seat. The Turk put his hand on the prime minister’s man, who seemed to dislike the gesture very much and ended up taking it off when he rose to salute him.

They both spoke for a few seconds until Erdogan continued toward his seat.

Johnson took advantage of the NATO summit to talk to Erdogan, who assured him Importance of Finland and Sweden’s acceptance into the Atlantic Alliancewhich must be ratified later, as we face a “more dangerous contract” for Western partners.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Duce

The British prime minister praised Ankara’s “leadership” in trying to overturn a ban on grain exports from Ukraine during his meeting with Erdogan, a Downing Street spokesperson, his official residence and office, said in a statement.

Russia’s isolation of Ukrainian ports ‘creates an international humanitarian crisis’Johnson warned.

Both leaders also discussed ways Deepening bilateral relations between the UK and TurkeyEspecially in the technology and energy sectors.

Downing Street added that they agreed to study measures to “improve business” between the two countries, boost job creation, and boost economic growth.

(With information from EFE)

Read on:

See also  From the ring to the government palace: Manny Pacquiao announces his candidacy for President of the Philippines

Freddie Dawson

"Beer specialist. Award-winning tv enthusiast. Bacon ninja. Hipster-friendly web advocate. Total social media junkie. Gamer. Amateur writer. Creator."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top